Matters not on inter-Korean high-level talks today will continue to negotiate to narrow the differences
2 8, the right of the Korean People’s Army Colonel Mr. Lee (center) led a delegation to the side of Panmunjom, South Korea to participate in the talks. 2 8, at the side of Panmunjom, South Korea, the Korean People’s Army Colonel Mr. Lee right (front right) led a delegation into the meeting room. 2 8, in the Korean side of Panmunjom, South Korea, the Korean Ministry of National Defense Policy Division Chief of the text still are Colonel (right) and the right of the Korean People’s Army colonel, respectively, Mr. Lee led a delegation to the talks. 2 8, in the Korean side of Panmunjom, South Korea, the Korean Ministry of National Defense Policy Division Chief of the text still are Colonel (right) and the right of the Korean People’s Army Colonel Mr. Lee shook hands before talks begin.
SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Xinhua correspondent DPRK) South Korea and North Korean military representatives at Panmunjom on the 8th inter-Korean high-level military talks held preliminary talks were held, but not on the level of high-level talks, time, place and agenda to narrow the differences, the two sides decided to continue consultations 9.
South Korean Defense Ministry issued a press release said that preliminary talks starting at 10 am local time in South Korean side of Panmunjom, the “Peace House” was held, South Korean Defense Ministry chief of North Korea policy and the text still are Colonel Korean People’s Army Colonel Mr. Lee a right to the rate of three-member delegation to participate.
The statement said that high-level military talks with South Korea insisted the issue should be “sunk on ‘Tian’ ship and shelling Yin Ping Island”, while the DPRK’s issue is “on the other side to stop being treated as provocation military action. ” The DPRK said: “If only discuss the ‘Tian’ ship and taeyonpyong problem is to refuse high-level military talks.” While South Korea insisted: “Only North Korea first on ‘Tian’ number and taeyonpyong provocation to take responsible measures, it may be discussed other issues, “” as long as high-level military talks to the ‘Tian’ issue number and taeyonpyong reach satisfactory results, the next day to discuss other issues raised by the DPRK. ”
communique said the two sides in the high-level military talks on the issue of level differences also exist. South Korea proposes talks with Secretary of Defense level or levels should be Chief of General Staff level, but the DPRK proposed to hold the Deputy Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Chief of Staff to participate in the vice-ministerial talks.
Finally, both sides agreed to continue at Panmunjom 9 “Peace House” on the differences between consultations.
New Year’s Day, North Korea proposed to South Korea, a series of talks suggested that the current South Korean military talks only accepted the proposal. The talks are the end of September last year, the first meeting since the Han Zhaojun side is taeyonpyong authorities after the events of the first inter-Korean talks. Can the success of the talks to ease inter-Korean relations will have a major impact.